Friday, January 27, 2012

How to be a Badass. Badass Profile #1

Simo Häyhä
Nickname - White Death
Born - December 17, 1905, Rautjärvi, Finland
Died - April 1, 2002 (aged 96) Hamina, Finland 
Allegiance - Finland
Years of service -1925–1940 
Rank - Alikersantti during the war, promoted to Second Lieutenant afterwards
Unit - Infantry Regiment 34
Wars - Winter War
Cross of Liberty, 3rd class and 4th class
Medal of Liberty, 1st class and 2nd class
Cross of Kollaa Battle

So who is this cheerful looking guy? Well, he is a fucking badass. Primarily he was a farmer and hunter but that changed when Russia invaded his homeland in 1939, at which point he decided he would fight for his country. Because why the hell not?

He grabbed his M/28 "Pystykorva" or "Spitz" Russian Mosin-Nagant rifle, some food and walked into the forest where he proceeded to rain an ungodly hell onto the Russian invaders.

The Russians did everything they could to kill this guy.

Counter sniper teams. Killed them all.
Artillery strikes. Evaded them all.
Full scaled manhunt teams. Killed them all.

Needless to say the Russians started to shit bricks over this guy. Granting him the title of "White Death" due to his white camouflage to match the white snow.

Eventually they just started to carpet bomb the whole area and when they thought they had him located and bombed it, he took shrapnel to his throat, but he walked it off like a boss and continued to fight.

His pure badassery and skill with his rifle got him 505 confirmed sniper kills. Yes you read that right. 505. All by his lonesome. Not to mention another 200 some odd kills with a  Suomi KP/-31 sub machine gun. Giving him a grand total of 705 accredited kills. All in -20 to -40 degree weather and with pure irons. Meaning, no scopes.

However on March 6th 1940 some lucky Russian soldier managed to shoot him in his lower jaw. Fellow soldiers came to him and claimed that half his head was missing. The White Death had been stopped.

But he didn't die. He was taken to a hospital where he recovered...

...a week later

He regained consciousness on March 13th the day the war ended. He accomplished the above is less then 100 days.

Simo Häyhä, we salute you.

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  1. Wow indeed a badass, that's an insane amount of kills.

  2. I'm going to have everyone i know call me 'White Death' from now on. What a badass.

  3. ah, the white death. best sniper of WWII.

  4. It's amazing what we will do to protect our liberty. A good lesson for all in times like these.

  5. Anne is right, it is amaing what we will do to protect our liberty. It is like a Mother protecting her child. You pick on someones children and watch wat a badass the Mother becomes.

  6. it's really interested nice post man,:) +1 follower

  7. That is the true definition of a badass.

  8. Omg, that's crazy!! While I will never promote war or killing, that's like something straight out of the movies :)

    Happy weekend!

  9. Really interesting guy. 505 with a rifle.. that is just so many people.

  10. They don't make 'em like that any more! My kind of guy! LOL

  11. Holy hell, this is awesome.

    Along with everything else I've seen on here so far, definitely following.

  12. that is a badass, even more so than vassili zaitsev, hope to see more of these

  13. Wow! He should become a legendary hero.

  14. Lol took shrapnel to the throat like a boss that's awesome